The early 1990s was an interesting time frame for video games in the home. While we still had the 8-bit consoles like the NES running strong, the newer 16-bit consoles like the Super NES and Sega Genesis were starting to make a name for themselves in their own right. In addition, the somewhat new CD-ROM technology was finally starting to become more affordable, and this also made it’s way into the home in the form of game consoles and computers. One of the biggest curiosities in the video game world was an unreleased device called the “SNES-CD”, which would have been a CD-ROM based system that was compatible with Super Nintendo cartridges, and quite possibly would have also doubled as what we know as a typical PlayStation 1. While never released to the public, recently a prototype model of the console has been discovered, with a variety of photos from the owner that were shared online.
(Editor’s Note: We have listed this currently as part of our “rumor mill” series for the sole reason that while this very well could be an official item, it has not been fully authenticated to our personal satisfaction at this time.)